A Deadly Dilemma from The Strand Magazine
by Grant Allen (Romance)
The Strand Magazine was first issued in January 1891. The Editors idea was for it to contain stories and articles by the Best British writers, and special translations from the first foreign authors. Plus special new features which had not hitherto found place in Magazine Literature. For example: one of the Strand Magazines, now most famous writers, was Arthur Conan Doyle, when he first introduced Sherlock Holmes to its readers.
A Deadly Dilemma is a story of two young lovers who quarrel for the first time whilst on a walk near the Warwick to London Railway line, and the unexpected events that follow their parting.
Opening: When Kate Burley came to think it over afterward in her own room by herself, she couldn’t imagine what had made her silly enough to quarrel that evening with George Weston. She could only say, in a penitent mood, it was always the way like that with lovers. Till once they’ve quarreled a good round quarrel and afterwards solemnly kissed and made it all up again, things never stand on a really firm and settled basis between them. It’s a move in the game…
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